Fattal to Drop Jurys Brand

The Jurys name, synonymous with the Irish hotel sector for more than 150 years, will disappear as part of a major rebrand by the Fattal Hotel Group, owner of Jurys Inns.

All 35 Jurys Inn hotels across Ireland and the UK are to become Leonardo hotels this autumn as part of a wider growth strategy that could also see new hotels built in Dublin, Galway and Cork.

The Jurys Inn portfolio was acquired by the group, owned by Israeli billionaire David Fattal, in 2017, and the Jurys brand has since operated in Ireland and the UK under the Fattal umbrella, along with its Leonardo, Royal and Nyx properties.

At the time, Fattal already had seven Leonardo hotels in the UK. That has since grown to 15 properties with much of the marketing, procurement and other back-office responsibilities handled by Jurys Inn in Dublin.

The Jurys name goes back to 1839 when William Jury opened a guesthouse in College Green in Dublin, with the first Jurys Inn opened in Galway in 1993.